The Cleansing of the Temple, Hans Holbein the Elder
Hans Holbein the Elder
The Cleansing of the Temple
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Hans Holbein the Elder

The Cleansing of the Temple, 1501


Dimensions
64.5 x 267.1 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on spruce
Inventory Number
HM 18
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

Audio

  • 01:01
    Basic information
  • 01:35
    Focus on Frankfurt
  • 01:51
    Focus on art history
  • 01:50
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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Cleansing of the Temple
Painter
Altar
Predella of the High Altarpiece of the Dominican Church in Frankfurt
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on spruce
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Die linke Gesetzestafel im Hintergrund ist gleichmäßig mit nicht zu entziffernden Schriftzeichen im unteren und pseudo-hebräischen Zeichen im oberen Drittel ausgefüllt. Auch die Zeichen auf der rechten Tafel sind nicht genauer zu identifizieren, auffällig ist die variierende Schriftgröße.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Dauerleihgabe des Historischen Museums Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 21,12-13
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 11,15-17
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 19,45-46
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 2,14-16

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73D15 purification of the temple ('first' and 'second'): Christ driving the money-changers from the temple with a whip (Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45-46; John 12:12-19)
Secondary

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24.11.2020